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Feb.- 19, 1963
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Filed July 14, 1959
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United States PatentO " ice
Joseph W. Less, 423 7th Ave. 5., Clinton, liowa
Filed July 14, 1959, Ser. No. 826,992
1 Claim. ('Cl. 2-154}
Patented Feb. 19, 1963
inner and outer members 10*‘ and ltlb which are of
?attened loop formation and comprise suitable fabric
strips whose ends are seamed together as indicated at
10°. The wings member 11 is preferably of the contour
illustrated in FIG. 1 and is normally flat and preferably
of transparent or translucent plastic material.
The wings member 11 includes a base portion 11”‘ and
This invention relates to pro-formed tilt proof bow
a pair of Wings ll” which extend upwardly from the
base portion 11% and which diverge outwardly from a
The invention is more particularly concerned with
central transverse plane of the base portion and in sym
pro-formed tilt proof bow neckties which are characterized
metrical relation thereto.
by means for removably retaining the same in wearing
The base portion ll“ is provided with a pair of lat‘
position on a collar.
erally spaced apertures 11° for a purpose later to appear.
A primary feature of the invention is the provision
The knot simulating band 12 is a strip of suitable
of a pro-formed bow necktie having means for releasably
fabric harmonizing with the bow it) and which prefer
supporting the same on a collar in constantly balanced 15 ably has inturned edges 12”‘ to facilitate stitching as will
position relative thereto.
A further, and more comprehensive feature of the in
vention is the provision of a pro-formed bow necktie for
appear later.
The wire clip 13 is formed from a single wire strand
and comprises a central vertical loop 135', a pair of ver
use with a soft fold collar having terminal tabs, and
tical bends 13b at its upper end, a pair of legs 13°
wherein said necktie embodies a member having a pair 20 projecting horizontally outwardly from the bends 13b
of wings receivable under said tabs and wherein said
and which legs terminate in U-bends 134 whose bights
wings have corresponding edges thereof conforming with
the loop 138.
the fold in said collar at the region of said tabs.
The order of assembling the four parts of the tie to
A still further feature of the invention is the provision
25 provide the ?nished structure shown in FIGS. 3 and 5
of a clip member disposed between and in symmetrical
relation to said wings and which is adapted for engage
ment over the collar button hole wings and which pro
vides a pivot support for the necktie.
A still furtherfeature of the invention is the provision
is as follows:
The wings member 11 is disposed on the inner wall of
the bow member 10a with the base portion 11a thereof
disposed substantially centrally of and longitudinally of
the bow member and with the apertures 11° in symmet
of a pro-formed bow necktie which embodies a minimum 30 rical relation to the vertical center line of the bow
of parts which are capable of assembly in a minimum
interval of time.
The band 12 is next wrapped about the bow members
1d?- and 16*’ and suitably stitched at the turned edges 12”’
become apparent in the course of the following detailed
and the length of the band is such that the central por
description, taken in connection with the accompanying 35 tion of the bow ill will be tightly gathered which, together
drawings, wherein
with resulting folds in the band, will provide a tie closely
FIG. 1 is a view showing the several elements entering
simulating a regular hand tied tie as is indicated in FIG. 5.
into the bow tie structure in accordance with one struc
As will be observed in FIG. 3, the apertures 11° will
tural embodiment thereof, and wherein the elements are
not be covered by the band 12 and which provides for
shown for the most part in perspective;
insertion of the wire clip 13 which is effected by first
' Further features and advantages of the invention will
FIG. 2 is a side elevational view on an enlarged scale
of the wire clip member embodied in the tie;
entering one end or bend 13‘! into one aperture 11“ and
then moving the entire clip in the direction of such aper
ture in order to enter the other end of the clip through
the other aperture and which other end is ?exed as by a
pliers in order to enter the other aperture, after which
the clip is moved to a balanced position with the loop
FIG. 6 is a rear elevational view of a modi?ed form
133 disposed centrally of the knot simulating band 12 as
of tie structure;
is indicated in FIG. 3, and in which position the bends
FIG. 7 is a vertical sectional view as observed in the
50 13d will be disposed between the bow member 16“ and
plane of line 7--’7 on FIG. 6;
the wings member 11 outwardly of the apertures 11°
FIG. 8 is a front elevational view of the wire clip
relative to the ends of the bow member Ella.
member embodied in the structure of FIG. 6, shown on
As is indicated in FIG. 4, the Wings 11” are so shaped
FIG. 3 is a rear elevational view of the completed tie;
FIG. 4 is a vertical sectional view as observed in the
plane of line Ale-4 on FIG. 3;
FIG. 5 is a front elevational view of the completed tie;
enlarged scale;
that the ends thereof exert a pressure into the collar fold
FIG. 8a is a rear perspective view of the wire clip
55 line. The wings being curved, a curling thereof is ef
member embodied in the structure of FIG. 6 shown on
fected and which throws the ‘body of the wings against
enlarged scale;
FIG. 9 is a side elevational view of the clip member
the collar points in a rounded or convex manner which
causes the collar to stiffen and therefore the collar points
to stay down.
FIG. 9a is a top View of the wire clip member embodied 60
At this point, it is to be observed that the edges 11d
of the Wings 111’ conform to the collar fold line.
in FIG. 6.
In use of the tie as above described, the wings 11b
FIG. 10 is a rear elevational view of a still further
\are inserted under the collar points or tabs and the loop
modi?ed form of the invention; and
13a is engaged over the button hole wings on the ends
FIG. 11 is a vertical sectional view as observed in
65 of the collar and which acts as a fulcrum for constant
the plane of line l.1—1l on H6. 10.
balanced relation of the tie relative to the collar.
Referring now in detail to the drawings, and ?rst to
The second embodiment of the invention as illustrated
FIGS. 1 to 5 thereof, the ?rst embodiment of the bow
in FIGS. 6 to 9 similarly to the first embodiment com
tie structure will be seen to comprise essentially four
prises four parts, that is, a bow ill), a wings member 11,
parts as is indicated in FIG. 1 and which are identi?ed as
a bow It), a wings member ill, a knot simulating band 70 a knot simulating band 12 ‘and a wire clip 14 which
differentiates this embodiment from the ?rst described
12 and a wire clip 13.
embodiment. Otherwise, the parts are the same and
of FIG. 8 on the same scale;
The bow 10 preferably comprises a pair of superposed
the wire clip 14, as is more clearly shown in FIGS.
8 and 9, comprises a central loop 14*‘, a pair of substan
tially parallel bends 14*’ at the upper end of loop 14“
from whence the wires extend downwardly for a portion
of the length of central loop 142‘ from which point the
Wires then proceed outwardly and slightly downwardly
to U-bend 14° at which point the wires are bent out
wardly and back along themselves in substantially the
same plane as the outward extension to a point near the
I claim:
In a pre-forrned tilt proof bow necktie adapted to be
used with a turned over collar having a neck band por
tion and an exterior folded over portion, said necktie
including a fabric bow member, a collar engaging wings
member disposed rearwardly of said fabric bow mem
ber in symmetrical relation thereto, a knot simulating
member disposed intermediate the ends of said bow mem
ber and surrounding the intermediate portion of said
middle of the central loop Me and thence downwardly 1O wings member, and a collar wings engageable member
and back in U-bends 149.
releasably engaged with said Wings member and said
In order to assemble the wire clip 14», it is necessary
bow member; the improvement, wherein said wings mem
only to successively compress the U-bends 14d for entry
ber comprises a central base portion provided with a
thereof through the apertures 11° and with the bights of
pair of laterally spaced apertures and a pair of laterallyr
the U-bends 14° disposed within the apertures as is in 15 spaced collar engageable wings normally extending up
dicated in FIG. 6.
wardly annd laterally outwardly from said. central base
The embodiment illustrated in FIGS. 10 and 11 is
portion at opposite ends thereof, said collar wings en
the same as that of FIGS. 1 to 5 ‘with the exception
gageable member being provided with a pair of legs to
that a large headed tack 16 is extended through the
movably received within said apertures, the opposite ends
inner bow member at each side of the center thereof, 20 of said legs being provided with U-bends which U-bends
through the two plies‘of the bow member 19*‘ and whose
are releasably engaged with the said fabric bow mem
end is frictionally engaged within an aperture in a bead
her and the terminal portions of said U-bends extend
17 disposed between the two plies of the bow member ltlb.
ing toward each other, and that portion of said collar
This structure, while not actually required, stabilizes
wings engageable member intermediate said pair of legs
the wire clip by holding same against swinging movement 25 extending upwardly, thence recurved rearwardly and
relative to the bow 19.
downwardly to a common connecting curve adjacent the
As is indicated by dot-andmdash lines in FIG. 10 an
lower edge of said knot.
elongated plastic member 29 may ‘be disposed between
the clip 13 and the inner bow member 19a, as a wear
resisting means between the wire clip and the fabric bow 30
From the above description it should be appreciated
that the, invention provides a pre-formed bow tie which
closely simulates a hand tied tie, which consists of rela
tively few simple parts which are capable of quick and 35
easy, assembly and which above all maintains the points
or tabs of a soft fold collar in a neat and attractive po
References ?irted in the ?le of this patent
Hart ________________ __ May 8,
Bernstein ____________ .._ Sept. 27,
Weil _________________ __ Jan. 10,
Sutherland ____________ __ Jan. 1,
'Figg ________________ __ Dec. 31, 1907
Clark _______________ __ Mar. 29, 1938
Kanter _______________ __ July 9, 1957
Caparosa ____________ __ June 21, 1960
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